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Nikola Zigic rejoins Birmingham City

4 December 2014

Nikola Zigic has rejoined Birmingham City after the club won their appeal for a work permit.

The 34-year-old has signed a deal until the end of the season at St Andrew's but will not be available for Saturday's Sky Bet Championship trip to Blackpool.

He requires visa entry clearance on his passport so he will fly to Serbia after training on Thursday for the application to be processed in Belgrade. It can take up to seven days but the club are hopeful Zigic will be back for the visit of Reading on 13th December.

Blues director Panos Pavlakis said: "We are delighted to have agreed a deal with Nikola and secured a work permit.

"We welcome him back home. We know how happy he is to be here again and enthusiastic about making a contribution under our new manager Gary Rowett.

"With Nikola's signing, following those of Michael Morrison and Guy Moussi, our fans can rest assured that we are doing everything we can to support Gary and strengthen the team even more. That has to be the focus."

Zigic initially left the club in the summer following the end of his contract after scoring 37 goals in 148 games in a four-year spell, during which he also won the League Cup in 2011.

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